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Deadpool

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Released: June 25, 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: M for:
-Blood and Gore
-Intense Violence
-Mature Humor
-Sexual Content
-Strong Language

Publisher: Activision

Developer: High Moon Studios


From his humble beginnings as a villain in New Mutants in 1991 Deadpool has become a mainstream success.  The Merc With the Mouth has been in his own series of comic books, featured as a playable character in both of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games and Marvel vs Capcom 3, and even was in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Now, thanks to Activision and High Moon Studios (the studio behind the excellent War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron games) we have Deadpool in his very own video game.

Lets get this out of the way quickly, this game is just downright vulgar.  Usually that doesn't bother me (the only other time was Bulletstorm), but this was over the top in my mind.  Starting in Deadpool's crap apartment it's pretty much instantly set that he is com…

Fuse Review

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When I saw other reputable reviewers giving this game lukewarm scores, I was not a happy camper. I love Insomniac, and don't much dislike EA anymore (after doing away with online passes, and that sweet Humble Origin Bundle). To think that the creators of Ratchet and Clank made a game that wasn't amazing was almost depressing to me. Well, there's a thing about reviews, and video games being an art form - it's all about the player's opinion, likes, and dislikes. So, in my humble opinion, Fuse is one of the finest Third-Person Shooter offerings of this generation, and I'll gladly tell you why.

First, let's talk narrative. Easily, this is the weakest part of the game - but I'm not sure I'm comfortable saying that it's as bad as most other people say it is. Overstrike 9 is comprised of a team of 4 mercenaries, and they're sent on a mission for a client who wants them to destroy something called "Fuse" (Ahhh, I see where they got the ti…

The Last Remnant Review

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I'll start with a rather somber thought... The Last Remnant - while initially cool - is a boring game. Long cut-scenes in which nothing of interest happens, and a battle system that starts off strong but ends up repetitive really take away from what promise this game had. The characters, for the most part are actually fairly likable, and the voice acting is mostly okay. I played it on the PC, so I understand I didn't have to deal with a lot of bugs and unfortunate side effects of the original 360 version. The graphics are good, but the scenery doesn't live up to how the game should look because of the character model detail.
Is The Last Remnant a good game? Heck, I think it is. It's a good game in purest form. It's a safe game. Safe as in, if you're throwing a party, are you going to order pizza, or an exotic foreign cuisine that you yourself haven't even tried. Probably pizza, right? All the staples of the JRPG are in place here: whiny girls and boys, wei…